"You can always know what a preacher's weakness is by what he's preaching about all the time. I am preaching to people who need to be encouraged. I'm preaching to me."
About This Interview
In his two-hour Archive interview, Dr. Robert Schuller (1926-2015) describes his early years growing up poor on a farm in Iowa. He talks about his calling to religion and his eventual move to California. He discusses the formation of the Garden Grove Community Church, where he preached to his congregants gathered at a drive-in movie theater. He describes the growth of the church, and his eventual foray into television on Hour of Power. He discusses the format of the program, his messages, and how the show eventually garnered worldwide distribution. He also speaks of the impact that the PTL scandals had on his ministry and on religious broadcasting as a whole. Karen Herman conducted the interview at the Crystal Cathedral Gardens in Garden Grove, California on November 14, 2003.